Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Monday, April 8th to Friday, April 12th is the 2024 UConn Graduate Student Appreciation Week, a week full of activities and events designed to celebrate graduate students here at UConn.

According to National Association of Graduate-Professional Students: “In 1993, three students, Tony Rosati, Gina Pearson & Anne Holt, all activists within the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, wanted to find a way to physically manifest support and appreciation of the contributions, impact and value of graduate students. Their effort led to a cooperative initiative called National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week.”

We are excited to celebrate your achievements at UConn through events hosted by The Graduate School, campus partners and academic departments.

In addition, we would like to appreciate and acknowledge that the land on which The Graduate School gathers is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.



Monday, April 8th

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

UConn Physics Department & The Graduate School
2:30-4:30 PM
Horsebarn Hill

There will be a total solar eclipse passing the United States on April 8th with Connecticut being in the 90% totality line! Join the UConn Physics Department and The Graduate School for a viewing event with activities including, solar telescopes, eclipse viewing, and pinhole camera making. Free solar eclipse glasses and vouchers for the UConn Dairy Bar will be available to the first 50 graduate students. Solar eclipse glasses will be available to purchase through the Physics Graduate Student Association after that point. 

No signup is required. 

Contact: Victoria Sanchez

Tuesday, April 9th

Grab and Go Breakfast

The Graduate School
8:30 -10:30 AM
The Graduate School Lobby, Whetten Graduate Center

Stop by The Graduate School for a grab and go breakfast with options including free coffee, juice, yogurt, and granola bars!

Sign up is not required.

Contact: Victoria Sanchez

Wednesday, April 10th

Waffle Wednesday

Center for International Students and Scholars
9-:00- 10:00 AM
CISS, 2019 Hillside Road

Please join CISS for an International Student “Waffle Wednesday” Breakfast! We will have (free) fresh waffles and toppings, fruit, coffee, and tea. This is a great time to meet other international students, reconnect with friends, and chat with CISS staff. Start your day with a sweet breakfast treat on Waffle Wednesday!

Sign up is not required.

Contact: Ana Colon-Wallace

Thursday, April 11th

No Scheduled Events

Friday, April 12th

Writing & Wellness in Grad School with the AsACC

The Asian American Cultural Center & The Graduate School
1:00- 2:30 PM
Asian American Cultural Center

In collaboration with GSAW, the Asian American Cultural Center will be hosting a writing & wellness workshop, an informal gathering for graduate students to take a step back from the formal process of writing and instead to tap into the creative side. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided!

Drop in is welcome – sign up is not required

Contact: merz Lim


Breakfast Snack Bar

Psychological Sciences Department
All Week Long

The Psychological Sciences Department will be offering a breakfast snack bar all week with options including, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, cookies, and more.

This event is open to graduate students within the Psychological Sciences Department

Contact: Etan Markus

ME Graduate Appreciation Luncheon

Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering
4/10/2024, 12:00- 2:00 PM
PWEB 476

Join the Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering department for a ME Graduate Student Appreciation Lunch.

This event is open to grad students within the Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering Department

Contact:  Victoria Cerwinski

Graduate Student Appreciation Ice Cream Social

College of Engineering
4/11/2024, 1:00-3:00 PM
College of Engineering

The College of Engineering will be offering ice cream to all graduate students within the College.

This event is open to graduate students within the College of Engineering

Contact: Aida Ghiaei